As co-chair of the search committee for a new NIGMS Director, I want to tell you about the committee and ask for your help in identifying candidates for this critical position.
The committee members are:
- Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute (co-chair)
- Story Landis, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (co-chair)
- Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Eric Green, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
- Roderic Pettigrew, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
- Carol Greider, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
- Stan Fields, Professor, University of Washington
- Steven McKnight, Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Joan Steitz, Professor, Yale University
Not surprisingly, we’re looking for an exceptional leader with strategic vision and a distinguished record of research and management achievements. NIH Director Francis Collins met with us last week and emphasized the need to find an outstanding person who can speak compellingly about the importance of basic research, can direct the Institute’s efforts to support exciting research across a broad range of disciplines and is committed to fulfilling the Institute’s mission of training the next generation of scientists.
For more about the job qualifications, how to apply and other details, see the official vacancy announcement at http://www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/nigmsdirector.htm.
The application receipt deadline is April 29, 2011.
Please share this information with others who might be interested.
UPDATE: The application receipt deadline has been extended to May 13, 2011.
Have an idea for a great collaboration that will advance your NIGMS-funded research project? If your current award has active funding through at least November 30, 2012, you may be eligible to jump-start your idea with an administrative supplement for collaborative science. The next submission deadline is May 15, 2011.
To ensure that your project is appropriate for this program, please review the funding opportunity announcement. You should also discuss the project idea with your NIGMS program director before preparing an application. For general questions about the program, contact me or Marion Zatz.
We’re looking for a program director (also known as a “health scientist administrator/program officer”) to oversee research grants and other activities related to mechanistic aspects of one or more of the following areas: DNA replication, recombination, mutagenesis and repair; gene expression; protein synthesis; or related cellular processes. Candidates should have expertise in state-of-the-art genetics, molecular biology and/or genomics. The position is in the Genetic Mechanisms Branch of our Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology.
Please see the NIH HSA Web site for position requirements and detailed application procedures. Note that this is a global recruitment for program officer positions throughout NIH. To be considered for the genetic mechanisms position in NIGMS, be sure to emphasize aspects of your training, expertise and research interests that make it clear that you’re a good fit for what we’re looking for, as described above.
If you’re interested, act quickly, as this vacancy announcement closes on March 14, 2011.
Not looking for a position right now? Please help us out by forwarding this information to others who might be interested.
We’re advertising for a scientific review officer to oversee the peer review of applications for a broad range of research and training programs, including programs aimed at increasing the diversity of the scientific workforce. We particularly seek someone with expertise in biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology and bioinformatics, and/or pharmacology to join our busy and interactive scientific review team, but the job involves setting up and managing review groups across the entire range of biomedical, clinical and behavioral fields we support.
For details on the position and application process, see the NIH HSA Web site. The vacancy announcement closes on March 14, 2011.
NIH is seeking broad input from the scientific community on challenges and opportunities in single-cell analysis, a topic of great interest and relevance to many NIGMS grantees and applicants. Please help NIH shape its future programs in this emerging research area by sending in your opinions. The request for information (RFI) asks for responses on topics including:
- Current conceptual, technical and/or methodological challenges in the field;
- Major biomedical research questions that can be addressed by single-cell analysis; and
- The highest priority tools and resources needed to move forward.
We hope you’ll take the time to weigh in with your opinions and specific examples between now and the March 18 response deadline.
Let me know if you would like to learn more about trans-NIH activities in this area, as I’m a member of the group that issued this RFI—the Single Cell Analysis Working Group of the NIH Common Fund (formerly known as the NIH Roadmap), which provides strategic planning, coordination and support for programs that cut across NIH institutes and centers.